How to make money as a digital currency blogger in Nigeria
Digital currency blogger – So you’ve finally made up your mind to join the online entrepreneurs, to at least live a dot come lifestyle?
If this sounds like you, you might as well start celebrating your success in advance, because you are about to have a lifetime changing encounter you practically won’t find elsewhere.
I don’t mean to sweet talk you, but rather show you what I know already and how you too can replicate it to your own success.
This is not typical of a motivational speaker, I’m not one, I am a realist and a serial online-preneure permit me to use such word, have done it time after time as such knows what works and what doesn’t.
I don’t mean to appear like one of those speakers who will tell you “I start my restaurant business with one cup of garri” if you dire ask them how? They will tell you it is God o! As if it’s not the same God we’re all serving.
The problem with Nigerians is that they’ll never tell you the true underlying secret of their success, rather would want to get you part with your money, in the end, they won’t still show you the real thing.
This is why Africa experiences a drag footed effort in human development and other peripheral social aspect of life.
Imagine how incredible you’d be one year from now if you’d stop fantasizing about a better life and actively start building one today.
But if you aren’t willing to work for it, don’t complain about not having it.
For the record, “Success is not accident it’s hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all love of what you are doing or learning to do.
aTo earn and keep earning extra income aside your routine job, you’ve got to start doing something today away from your day job. You will never be financially balanced until you diversify your source of income, it’s a no brainer anyway.
Don’t hold so tight to your day job, you must leave some day. It’s either the system throws you out, the system leaves you, you get sacked or you resign any of these must come to pass, not a bad prophesy, but the earlier you take it serious the better off you will be.
What if I have a good job? Did I hear you say that? Now listen to the real definition of a JOB.
“JOB= Journey Of Borrowers”
So long you are under a payroll, you will always live to borrow more, your employer knows this, probably why they are paying you little from all your time.
I’ve not come to demoralize you for being under a payroll, after all you’ve got to start from somewhere then build to the sky, but that shouldn’t be your last point, think positively.
97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who never gave up, let that sink too well. Don’t get it twisted anyway, the goal isn’t more money, the goal is living life on your own terms.
Now let’s get down to the real business.
You want to start making money by blogging probably bitcoin as the most popular digital currency of the world and the latest world hack of the 21st Century.
That in itself is very achievable and affordable, kindly pay detailed attention as I expose the nitty-gritty.
You start a Bitcoin blog by following the below steps
Step 1. You need to be a good writer yourself, success in blogging is not magical, it’s expertise, commitment and perseverance.
You should have the ability to produce top notch content that endears and delights your readers to stick to your blog.
If you aren’t a good writer yourself, you can higher expert writer to take care of your content needs.
Your writing should be free of any kind of fluff or grammatical errors, take your time to edit your content after writing, nothing turns off elite readers like bad grammar and incoherent sentence structure.
Aside that, you should be able to produce informative content, content that will solve your reader’s problem is ideal, avoid news content and all that, they are just temporal.
Take your time to create quality content that really speaks to the needs and solves the problems of your audience, this is the only way you can grow your readership.
The more your readers have confidence in your content, the more they get to share it, the more new readers you tend to attract to your fold and this transforms to revenue at long run.
Huge traffic=sales/money/revenue depending on the monetization strategy you choose to implement. Let that sink without compromise of any iota.
Step 2. Decide a domain name and get it hosted
If you aren’t familiar with domain name and hosting, these two are twin platforms that host your online presence.
They provide a lead server where anyone online can find you on the world web.
Just like your MTN line and the mobile phone device itself, they are intertwined, while MTN provides the connectivity, the phone provides an enabling environment for the SIM card to operate maximally.
A number of web hosting providers can assist with this task.
You may check;
Note: The above listed domain hosting providers are foreign based, I will not advise you to use a local hosting, they can kill your business even before it sets out.
Personally I prefer and use namecheap, their customer service support is top notch.
They have shared hosting plan which comes with additional two add-on domains on the same server.
There uptime is very good and this is what you need as a digital currency blogger. Network downtime is not good for you, avoid local hosts by all means.
Step 3. Install WordPress and download a suitable theme, customize and design your blog, follow this link to learn how to build a wordPress blog
Endeavor to build necessary pages like;
- About page
- Contact page
You should also build categories according the nature of your would be content, but mainly cryptocurrency, bitcoin etc as the case may be.
Step 4. Launch your digital currency blog and start publishing your content
To a great extent, the success of your digital currency blog or any other blog is dependent on your content publication.
Content is the currency of the web, you need to write compelling content that offer value to your audience at all times.
I usually suggest you go with educative and problem solving type of content, it does wonders.
Kindly find out what your audience are looking for, develop a content around it that solve such issues, you will be better off for it as the days pass.
You will need to have a content schedule, this means to say, there are specific days your readers should know you for publishing fresh and useful content.
Once you streamline their intents on these days, they’ll always visit for fresh ideas, they know you will not let them down.
You may decide to publish once or twice a week, at worst publish once a week to keep your audience engaged, avoid content gap.
The more you maintain a content routine weekly, the more Google rank your blog for visibility, while you keep having return readers, who are supposedly why you are in business.
To make money running a digital currency blog, you must provide value, it’s only then you can attract visitors in their folds of hundreds, gradually turn to thousands and all that, they will end up becoming your ATM machine without knowing it even.
Step 5. Sign up for an email subscriber
What is the essence of having visitors into your website with a very slim chance of having them make a routine visit in the future?
The money is actually in the list if you know what I mean.
Take a smart call, by collecting their email address in the first instance, you may not have a better time to do this than on their first visit.
Survey has shown that first time visitors to a website may never come back again, there are so many websites in the world probably publishing and solving the same problems you are into. There’s a great possibility they may find even far useful content elsewhere and settle for it.
Try to get them release their email address using a simple form, this way you can easily reach out to them when you have a fresh/new content possibly want to market them on an interesting offer.
If they get continuous mail and help from you, it builds relationship, this way you can easily sell something to them in the future.
If you intend to go into affiliate marketing as a monetization strategy, set up a contact form from your first launch.
You may do that at;
Always respond to questions and enquiries from your readers no matter how stupid a question sounds, always find a way to provide a polite answer. No body’s idea is wrong I actual sense.
Step 6. Content marketing
At this point, you have the responsibility to make your blog go viral in every sense of it, this is a way to further reach more audience.
In fact, make good to know that the more your audience, the more money you stand to make, it’s a function of traffic and it stays at that.
Types of contentment marketing
You may choose to market your content in different ways, but the few channels I will advise here will help make the most of your time.
SEO content marketing strategy
The term “SEO” stands for “Search Engine Optimization.”
This is the best content marketing strategy ever, I prefer this strategy because you won’t have to spend a penny on content marketing.
Just observe a set of simple rules while writing your content, the rest will be history.
By following the right SEO strategy, Google search engine will send readers to your website for free.
The secrete is that it gets better the more the content gets older, a single content can send traffic to your website for life, so long the website is in existence.
How to achieve SEO strategy
You achieve this strategy by doing simple keyword research, a keyword research gives you an insight into what your audience is searching for on the internet.
Why choosing a keyword, it’s necessary to follow the golden rule;
- Go for high volume keywords
- With low competition
If you target or write around high volume keyword with low competition, it increases your chances of ranking for such keyword in earnest.
The more you build your content following this strategy, you will not have to spend money for content marketing.
Facebook ads strategy
This is a strategy that involves paying certain amount on Facebook to reach a particular audience.
This may not be ideal if you are on a low budget, but may yield fast result. You may as well blow of your money without achieving any result if you didn’t run the ads well.
Enable share button in all your posts so readers can share them to go viral pa adventure they think it worth sharing.
You can market your content on forums, Pinterest, Linkedin etc
How to make money as a digital currency blogger/Monetization strategy
There are practically various ways to make money blogging, it’s a duty bound on you to decide or identify what works best for you.
The very first essence of embarking on this journey is to create an additional income stream, you may blog for passion, but I bet you making money surpasses your interest for passion if we could tell ourselves the honest truth.
You can monetize your blog in the following ways;
- Google AdSense advertising
- Sponsored post
- Banner ads
- Affiliate marketing
- Information marketing
Google AdSense advertising
Google AdSense is the easiest way you could make so much money from your digital currency blog.
This is an arrangement where Google pay you for placing adverts on your website, these adverts are being paid for already by businesses who wants visibility.
Google pays you a fraction of this revenue once ads code is added and ads commences display on your website.
It operates with a Cost Per Click (CPC) and Cost Per Mile (CPM) index.
To make money with this strategy, you should have huge readership, it’s a function of traffic. The more your traffic, the better your revenue.
Income potential: You can make anywhere around $1000 to $2000 monthly on AdSense revenue, the bank pays at N380 per USD as at the time of writing this guide.
If say you earn at least $1,000 that’s $1,000 x 380 = N380,000.00 (Three hundred and eighty thousand naira only)
You can earn more than this figure believe me, all you need is traffic, quality traffic from Google search engine.
Brands and companies seek out the sponsored post strategy to reach out to their intending leads and audience.
The easiest way to create brand awareness is through sponsored post.
With sponsored post strategy, you write and publish a post on a blog that has readership, the more the readers go through it, the more awareness you create for your brand.
This post will last forever on the blog so long it’s in business.
So if you scale up your traffic, you will be receiving sponsored post enquiries.
To scale up your traffic, you need to be dedicated and committed to publishing genuine and useful content for your audience, solve their problems, the money will locate you.
There’s no bound to how much you can make from sponsored post.
Big brands will contact you to close deals worth hundreds of thousands and millions of naira on your digital currency blog.
Just get the traffic first and watch things pan out.
They need to place a banner on your website, as a signage introducing their products to the public, you need huge audience to attract such contract.
When they arrive, you will smile endlessly to the bank.
How does it feel to be told you could make money by simply selling some person’s product you didn’t even spend a penny to design or create?
This appears to be one of the easiest ways to make money blogging, all you’ve got to do is sign up for an affiliate product, include the link text or banner on your website, the more readers click and make purchases, you earn your commission in return.
This has proved to be very effective, you mostly succeed in this type by using your email subscriber list, all you do is develop an appealing content, embed the affiliate link and send it to them as a mail, you just need to check it out.
These are just few of the monetization strategies you may take.
There’s no limit to how much you can make as a digital currency blogger in Nigeria, the niche is very far from being saturated, there’s enough space for you to play in and reap the benefits like others are doing already.
Have questions? Let’s get talking please.